This portfolio provides a great foundation of knowledge to support teenagers and young people to avoid risky situations and make healthier personal choices.
Teenagers and young people are faced with many influences when it comes to alcohol, drugs and peer pressure. Effective drug education can play an important counterbalancing role in shaping a normative culture of safety, moderation and informed decision making.
This portfolio takes a harm and risk mitigating approach to provide the knowledge to support individuals to make sound choices and decisions.
This portfolio supports student in the following ways:
– To make healthy and safe choices (drugs, alcohol and legal limits)
– Identify and reflect on potential consequences
– Develop and implement risk and harm mitigating strategies
– Know what to do to stay safe and if needed, reach out and get support
This portfolio is divided into six individual lessons which includes knowledge, activity worksheets, reflective activities, questionnaires and a find-a-word. You can choose to use each lesson in isolation or scaffold through the lessons one by one. The six lessons include:
1. ALL ABOUT ALCOHOL
– What is Alcohol?
– Short and long term effects
– Legal alcohol limits
– Why do people drink
– Hangovers, Drink Spiking, Date Rape Drugs
– Tips to avoid drink spiking
2. ALL ABOUT DRUGS
– What are drugs?
– How are drugs made & Why do people use?
– Impact of drugs and addiction
– Stimulants & depressants
– Smoking & Tobacco (including vaping)
– Drugs – Cannabis, Hallucinogens, ICE,
– Consequences of drugs
– What is Peer Pressure?
– Peer Pressure Questionnaire
– Why is it hard to say “No”
– Influences and Decisions
– Scenarios and Reflection Worksheet
– Tips for Saying “No”
– Preparing to Say No Bingo Tips
4.DRUGS, ALCOHOL & MENTAL HEALTH
– Impact of Drugs on Mental Health
– How alcohol affects your brain
– Looking at your habits questionnaire
– Reflection sheet\
– Safe Partying Tips
– Reducing risks
– Be Drug Aware
– Getting home safe and sound
– International Standard Emergency Number
– If your friend drinks too much…
– Saying “No”
6. REACHING OUT
– You don’t have to do it alone
– Getting help
– Concerns for a friend and what to do
– Setting Goals
– Resisting Help
– Where to go for Support
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